NUTRITION – FOOD

We are excited to employ the professional services of Libby Nathan.

Libby is a clinical nutritionist and herbalist and is the founder of “The Foodologist” – www.thefoodologist.com.au

Our menu will be carefully designed and planned by Libby.

Libby is a local Clovelly mum, who firmly believes that nutrition plays a vital role in raising healthy and happy kids. Libby is passionate about educating parents on how to navigate their way through the confusing maze of processed foods and get back to basic, wholefood principles.

Our meals will be planned by Libby herself, with a further vision of creating

  • An online community forum for parents to share recipes
  • Annual eBook with recipes
  • Whole food cooking classes for parents
  • Cooking with kids incorporated into the day care program
  • Cultivating a veggie patch/community garden

All meals including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are prepared and cooked daily at our premises under Libby’s guidance.”

The meals are freshly prepared, are healthy and nutritionally balanced, and seasonally and culturally appropriate.

Water is offered regularly and available at all times throughout the day. Information about the children’s food and drink intake is recorded on the Daily Record Sheet.

Please discuss any specific instructions or requests regarding your child’s dietary requirements, particularly allergies, with the Director or Licensee upon enrolment so that this need can be accommodated. Miris Crèche has a ‘nut free’ environment so therefore please ensure that your children do not bring anything to the centre that contains traces of nuts.

Educators sit with the children during meals, talk with them and encourage conversation between children. Children are encouraged to taste or try different food, but never coerced to eat. Toddlers and pre-schoolers are encouraged to serve and feed themselves. Chairs, tables and eating utensils are suitable for the developmental levels of the children.